Friday, July 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, July 3 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Zika Virus - Update & Prevention
This week, a mother from Haiti gave birth to a baby with Zika-related microcephaly – which is characterized by a noticeably underdeveloped head - right here in Florida. Up until now, most travel-related cases of the Zika virus have originated from countries in South America - but the island nation of Haiti is less than 700 miles from Miami. Is enough being done to prevent this mosquito-borne virus, or is it just a matter of time before we see cases originating in South Florida?
Nina Berrocal, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Chalmers Vasquez, Miami-Dade Mosquito Control Operations
Camila Ventura, M.D., Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
Miami is “The Worst”
It was just four years ago that Forbes called Miami “America’s Most Miserable City", and now we’re apparently living in the worst city in the United States - that's what financial news and opinion website, 24/7 Wall Street, says. Their survey, based on social and economic factors, attributes Miami’s ranking to the large economic gap. The South Florida Business Journal’s senior reporter, Brian Bandell, joins us to break down these findings – is Miami really the worst?
Brian Bandell, South Florida Business Journal
The Eat Beat
From sports to politics, the Sun Sentinel's Michael Mayo has been informing and entertaining readers for 27 years, but as he says in his latest post: “not everybody votes, but everyone has to eat.” Now he plans to go beyond the typical food review in his latest gig as dining critic with the publication’s blog – SouthFlorida.com.
Michael Mayo, “The Eat Beat”/ Sun Sentinel
Friday, June 17 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, June 19 @ 12:00 PM
Hosted by Henry Mack
Orlando Shooting - Aftermath
A week after the mass shooting at Pulse, an LGBT nightclub in Orlando, the cause and effect is still being debated. Our guests analyze this debate and discuss the potential repercussions of this tragedy on the LGBT community, the religion of Islam, and U.S. gun laws.
Baylor Johnson, ACLU of Florida
Eric Lob, Ph.D., Florida International University
Robert Rabil, Ph.D., Florida Atlantic University
Friday, April 22 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 24 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Henry Mack
Tim Canova for Congress
For the first time in her lengthy political career, Debbie Wassermann Schultz has a challenger, and a formidable one at that. Law professor Tim Canova, who calls the 6-term congresswoman the "quintessential corporate machine politician", has raised more than half a million dollars in campaign contributions in just the first three months of 2016- from over 15,000 individual donations. This is a huge sum, particularly for a relative political newcomer. But this isn't just any political race - the outcome has nationally reaching implications, with the Huffington Post calling it "a test of whether progressive ideas or corporate money are more central to the Democratic Party’s future”.
Tim Canova, (D), Candidate, U.S. Rep. District 23
Child Abuse Prevention Month
In 2013, over 1,500 children died from abuse and neglect in the U.S. Like years past, Amigos For Kids takes this time – the month of April - to honor the lives of children lost to child abuse and educate the community to help foster healthy and safe environments for our children, through their Blue Ribbon Week campaign. The organizations president, Rosa Maria Plasencia, discusses the importance of their focus of preventing child abuse over the last twenty five years.
Rosa Maria Plasencia, Amigos For Kids
Friday, April 1 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, April 3 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host: Sean Foreman
Political Transparency & FPL Nuclear Plant Water Pollution
PACs- or Political Action Committees - are organizations set up to raise money to influence elections or legislation. But issues arise when it comes to transparency, often leaving the public in the dark about which PACs are backing which candidates. This week, in an effort to commit to transparent disclosure, a workshop was organized for Miami-Dade County Commissioners- but out of the 13 commissioners, only two attended. Commissioner Daniella Levine Cava organized the workshop and joins us to discuss the importance of political transparency and her concern for the water pollution stemming from leakage at Turkey Point.
Daniella Levine Cava, Miami-Dade County Commission, Dist. 8
Originally considered a bold plan, the concept of repurposing open space beneath a 10-mile stretch of the Metrorail to create a pedestrian-friendly linear park, is another step closer to reality, following approval of a multi-million dollar state grant. Though similar parks have been created in Paris and New York City to much success, is this an attainable plan for Miami?
Meg Daly, Friends of The Underline
Marta Viciedo, Urban Impact Lab
Friday, March 18 @ 7:30 PM
Sunday, March 20 @ 12:00 PM
Guest Host - Henry Mack
M-D Superintendent Carvalho – Violence & Education
After a string of youth-involved gun violence and deaths of local children caught in the crosshairs - such as 6 year old King Carter - community leaders and residents have come out in full force to demand change. Most importantly, this change, they say, can only be accomplished by working together in a concerted effort to put the welfare of the area’s children first. Superintendent Alberto Carvalho sits down to discuss his efforts to combat this violence and his disappointment with a 1% increase in state funds allocated for education.
Superintendent Alberto Carvalho, Miami-Dade County Public Schools
Florida Primary Results & Legislative Session Review
Tuesday's Florida Primary was a pivotal point in the race for The White House and saw hometown candidate Marco Rubio, once hailed as the “savior” of the Republican Party, drop out, after an embarrassing defeat by front-runner Donald Trump. On the Democratic side, Hillary Clinton easily won Florida, getting about twice the amount of votes as Bernie Sanders, bringing the former Secretary of State closer to clinching the Democratic nomination. Our guests discuss these results and the notable winners and losers of the 2016 Florida Legislative session, which saw legislators pass an $82.3 billion budget.
Kathryn A. DePalo, Ph.D., Florida International University
Sean Foreman, Ph.D., Barry University